Weird DNS question
tjaviss-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org
Wed Sep 9 20:59:07 UTC 2009
My own domain has links to external CNAME's without any special config.
At the moment it I have 3 main definitions. One for mail, one pointing
to my LAN (which updates via dyndns), and a catch-all to the general
webserver for all others
* 600 IN A 188.8.131.52
MAIL 600 IN CNAME ghs.google.com
LAN 600 IN CNAME mysite.homeip.net
I see no technical reason you couldn't have foo.bar.ca pointing to
whatever external CNAME that you desire. If somebody knows a .ws
domain that I can test against, I can see the BIND running on my home
network can handle a CNAME for it when I return. Maybe their bind is
out-of-date and can't resolve the .WS TLD?
On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 12:58 PM, Evan Leibovitch<evan-ieNeDk6JonTYtjvyW6yDsg at public.gmane.org> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I'm having an "issue" with the friendly neighbourghood helpdesk.
> We own a domain bar.ca
> The webmaster of the site has asked to create a CNAME for this domain:
> foo.bar.ca CNAME server.domain.ws
> (yes, that's .ws -- Western Samoa)
> The local admins are saying they can't do this without locally defining an
> entry for server.domain.ws and that they can't make an entry for an
> "oddball" TLD such as .ws
> I *hate* "you can't get there from here" answers.
> If the folks at <domain.ws> have properly configured *their* DNS for host
> <server>, is it not enough for our CNAME (which is just an alias) to just
> point to it without needing to recreate it?
> Is there other voodoo that I'm missing here?
> Any help is appreciated.
> - Evan
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